Mashreq Bank Headquarters

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Height: Architectural 151 m / 495 ft
Height: To Tip 151 m / 495 ft
Floors Above Ground 36
Floors Below Ground 4
# of Elevators 10
Tower GFA 71,292 m² / 767,381 ft²


Official Name Mashreq Bank Headquarters
Structure Type Building
Status Architecturally Topped Out
Country United Arab Emirates
City Dubai
Street Address & Map Financial Centre Road & Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard
Building Function office
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2013
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2020

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer Mashreq
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Structural Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
MEP Engineer
Design Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Main Contractor Arabian Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Civil Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Material Supplier
• Aluminium Technal Middle East
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Mashreq Bank Headquarters

The 32-story-tall Mashreq Bank Headquarters, with its boldly cantilevered form, forms a prominent gateway to the Dubai Mall / Downtown Dubai area. In contrast to the futuristic glass and steel towers of Dubai, this is a simple form clad in stone panels. The L-shaped typical floor plate opens to the north, with its orientation allowing offices on both sides of the courtyard to have clear glazing protected from solar gain by the building itself. These facades allow panoramic views toward Sheikh Zayed Road.

The glass facades of the building capture daylight and limit solar gain through a sophisticated series of horizontal and vertical shading devices that articulate the building’s primary facades. The design mitigates glare without obscuring views of the surrounding cityscape, including the Burj Khalifa to the east. The screen elements provide dynamic perspectives of the building when viewed from different angles. Its bold massing can appear transparent or massive depending upon the specific vie

Research Papers

Polycentric Cities: The Future of Vertical Urbanism
Oct 2018 – CTBUH Journal 2018 Issue IV

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